76th Annual Dinner – The Annual Show Starring the Greater Arlington Chamber
September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
We’re throwing out the rule book for this annual dinner! Welcome to The Annual Show Starring the Greater Arlington Chamber; we’re taking a Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show and turning it on its head for a live edition right here in the heart of Arlington. Thank you to all of our sponsors who make this event possible. Please do them a courtesy by scrolling through this entire page.
Interviews: Joining us as special guests on the set are our two Business Hall of Fame inductees – Spring Creek Companies and CAE (formerly L3 Harris) – and our two Star Award recipients – Robert Kembel and Robert Mahoney. We’ll also have a chat with our outgoing and incoming Chamber Board Chairs – Kellie Fischer and Jim Maibach.
Games: Jimmy Fallon became quite the viral YouTube sensation with his clever and hilarious games on the show. We’re excited to feature the Whisper Challenge, Box of Lies, the Mimic Challenge, Name that Tune and, of course, the infamous lip sync battle where our two chairs will go head-to-head to win the audience’s applause.
Band: That’s right! We have a live band this year for the first time in ages. We’re excited to welcome The Pengwins to our stage featuring local business mogul Alan Petsche.
Silent Auction, Live Auction & Raffle: As part of our annual dinner, we always have a silent auction. This year, we’re getting more inventive with a live auction and raffle as well! If you have an item, basket, gift set, bottle of wine or anything worth $50+ you’d like to contribute, please contact Sherry Jackson at email@example.com.
- Silent Auction: We will go live on Thursday, September 16 with the digital silent auction platform. This gives everybody 8 days to explore the amazing experiences we have to offer (courtesy of our amazing member businesses) and start bidding! Thank you to our Digital Bidding Sponsor Sutton Frost Cary LLP. Start bidding HERE!
- Buy Now: Within the Silent Auction platform, we have two buy now options. 1. a once-in-a-lifetime dinner at Jim Maibach’s house that you can buy into for only $500 per person. We only have room for 20 people/10 couples. The dinner will have live music, a delicious chef-prepared meal and include a stroll into Jim Maibach’s wine cellar for some delectable wines. 2. An Economic Development Bus Tour with City Manager Trey Yelverton. You’ll tour our fantastic City and hear the in’s and out’s of all that’s happening in economic development for an afternoon. The Chamber will provide lunch and refreshments on the bus and the tour will end at Mercury Chophouse for appetizers and drinks. We have 40 spots available for $250 each!
- Live Auction: We have two AMAZING experiences to auction off live including a week-long stay in a beautiful 3,500 sq.ft. condo on the Orange Coast of Alabama which regularly rents for $6,000/week. Also, we have an 18-person suite to the Def Leppard / Motley Crue / Poison / Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Concert on August 22, 2022. General admission seats are already selling for more than $200 a person. The suite is currently valued at $7,000+.
- Raffle: We’re featuring quite a fun set of raffle items from booze baskets to Styx tickets for four with dinner + so much more! Raffle tickets will be available the night of the dinner – 1 for $25 or (best deal) 8 for $100. We have some amazing prizes for you to win ranging in worth from $150-$500!
Valet & Parking: We will be at The Expo Center (formerly known as the Arlington Convention Center) which is located in the same building as the eSports Stadium. Valet services will be available at the venue courtesy of our Valet Sponsor Wade Family Funeral Home, but we highly recommend purchasing ahead of time for $20; it helps us plan ahead on our numbers. Open parking is available at the venue.
What to Wear: We’re stepping back from the black-tie and approaching this year more casually. Dress like you’re going out to see a great show or your favorite comedian. Ties are welcome but far from required.
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